The Power Paradox

Sheep & wolf or wolves and sheep?

ECB Head: Christine Lagarde, a woman.

German Prime Minister: Angela Merkel, a woman.

EU Commission President: Ursula von der Leyen, a woman.

IMF Head: Georgieva, a woman.

Is it a marketing campaign for selling power as “prettier, nicer, softer”?

Power has no gender. Power is, in the end ruthless.

Or maybe it’s a hunt for the right scapegoats before the EU institutions crumble within the next decade. No idea.

Would Mussolini kill more people if he was a woman? No idea.

Would Hitler kill more people if he looked like a woman? No idea.

If capital is a bullet, you do not even have to fight or yell at anyone..

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Mathew 7:15

Previous decades (a power boy*):

Wolfgang Schäuble

His goal? Political Union.

If you could not create political union during peace & growth — how bad it has to get — for your vision to find consensus to execute? What if the counter happens — and the EU just breaks?

Next decades (a power girl):

Her goal? Green everything..

Is really the only 2050 Vision for Europe “Green Everything”?

Is this the best we can do?

I very much doubt it..

I think 2020 will be both — peak Schäuble in Europe, and peak climate change in the world. If Europe has no better alternative to only Green Everything Vision — it will be catastrophic..



Martin Skakala,

Life is a video game. Full of laugh & anxiety. Choose your ammo wisely.